Oaxaca Photography Workshop–Best of the Week

Woman with Blue Apron, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

For the last evening of our Oaxaca Photography Expedition: Market Towns and Artisan Villages, instructors Sam and Tom Robbins asked participants to choose 10 to 12 of their best photographs of the week.

 

Considering that some of us took up to 400 digital photos per day, that was a lot of shots to cull through and make decisions about!  What we each discovered …

Lace Hem, Tlacolula Market, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

was that we had made significant improvements in our technical and aesthetic skill during the six days we were together.

Weighing beans, Teotitlan del Valle Market copyright Norma Hawthorne 2011

I think I had taken a total of over 2,000 photographs that I was able to pare down to 1,500 mas o menos.

Plastic Woven Baskets, Ocotlan, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

Fortunately, throughout the week we had periodic mini-shows of our best work so each of us could go back through those to make the final selection.

Worktable Altar, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

First I chose the best 65 shots.  Then, I took it down to 22 photos.  That was not so easy!

Tortillas Still Life, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

Braids, Tlacolula, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

Then, I managed to select 12 photos that for me represented my best work of the week.

Ocotlan Portrait, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

Chandelier, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

We are planning to repeat this workshop next summer and I am taking a waiting list (no dates set yet).  Let me know if you are interested!  Email normahawthorne@mac.com

Funeral Bouquet, Ocotlan, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

Emily, copyright 2011 Norma Hawthorne

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